4.23.14 SOFTBALL: Cavs Split Twin Bill at Notre Dame
(LYNDHURST, Ohio) – Walsh split a non-conference doubleheader with a 6-1 win in the opener before a 5-1 defeate in the second. The Cavaliers are now 26-17. The Falcons are now 20-26-1.
Game One went to the Cavs after they exploded for five runs in the fifth inning. The scoring barrage was sparked by five consecutive hits. Eryn Simon (Sr., Oregon, OH/Clay) drove in the first two runs with a single to left center that allowed Chelsy Testa (Sr., Uniontown, OH/Lake) and Sam Troxell (Jr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/HS/YSU) to score. Jenna Head (Fr., Mantua, OH/Crestwood) later scored Marissa Bondoni (So., Alliance, OH/HS) on a single to second. Simon and Head later scored after a throwing error by the shortstop.
Notre Dame eventually got on the scoreboard with a run in the sixth, but Walsh added an insurance run when Simon scored on a double to left field by Rachel Dedinsky (Sr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary) in the top of the 7th to set up the final score.
Casi Rohr (Jr., Massillon OH/Perry/Toledo) recorded the complete game win with one run on three hits with nine strikeouts against three walks. She is now 15-11 on the season.
The backend of the doubleheader was similar to the first, but the roles were reversed this time around as Notre Dame won 5-1. The Falcons took a 5-0 lead before Walsh scored on in the sixth on a safrifice fly by Simon to score Troxell.
The Cavs now close out the regular season with a pair of road games at Lake Erie on Friday.